Informational (nonfiction), 70 words, Level D (Grade 1), Lexile 160L
River Otters introduces students to some amazingly athletic creatures. The text describes the physical appearance and habits of river otters. Detailed photographs enhance the information provided by the text. The book can also be used to teach students how to identify the main idea and details as well as how to locate the simple subject.
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all, good, have
amazing, breath, catching, fur, river otters, swimming
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Teach the Objectives
Visualize to understand text
Main Idea and Details : Identify main idea and details
Short Vowel Sounds : Discriminate short vowel /i/ sound
Short Vowels : Identify short vowel i
Grammar and Mechanics
Simple Subject : Recognize and use simple subjects
High-Frequency Words : Identify and use the high-frequency word all
Think, Collaborate, Discuss
Promote higher-order thinking for small groups
or whole class